Disability Office

Our offices are currently closed due to the coronavirus situation, but we’re still here to speak to over the phone and email. 

Contact the SEWS team via sews@bil.ac.uk or call us on 020 7078 8840.

Contact Nadia, our Disability & Wellbeing Advisor, via disability@bil.ac.uk or call her on 020 7078 8796.

Our Disability Office is here to support any student with a disability, long-term health condition or specific learning difficulty. If you have a long-term condition that impacts your studies and life, we’re fully dedicated to supporting you. These conditions can include:

  • Long term health conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, arthritis, lupus, cancer, hypermobility and chronic back pain
  • Specific learning differences such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia
  • Visual impairment
  • Those who are deaf or have a serious hearing impairment
  • Physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy
  • Autistic spectrum conditions.

We’re proud to work towards the social model of disability. This means we are committed to changing society’s attitudes and beliefs about people with disabilities, rather than trying to change the individuals themselves.

We focus on empowering individuals, helping them to remove these barriers. We work with students to develop practical support and mechanisms suited to them, that will help deal with any obstacles they may face during their time with us.

We have an open door policy at our Disability Office based in 7 Bedford Square, but we advise booking an appointment if you can. If you’d like to make an appointment with our Disability and Wellbeing Advisor, Nadia, please email disability@bil.ac.uk.

Anything shared with Nadia is treated in the strictest confidence. We never pass any information about your disability, long-term health condition or specific learning difficulty to any other members of staff or external bodies without your express consent.

To view our full Disability Policy, click here.